Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CHA Photos, News and More Cool Samples!

Hi Everyone,

CHA was a great show and busier than expected!  DT leader Vicki Chrisman (in the middle) taught our sold out class and she and DT member Michele Kovack (on the left) were a huge help in the booth. Check out the beautiful Bird House Vicki created with our Birds & Blossoms Creative Scraps for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and her CHA photos HERE on her blog.


We cut a mix of Creative Scraps to create a festive pennant banner across our booth.


Here is our little kitchey display with the cute red table I found for FREE on Craigslist!


Here's our little sewing display we set up with an the antique sewing machine that my husband Scott found for $40.00 on Craigslist. I had to leave the big wood cabinet it folds into at home as it was too heavy to ship on a skid. We borrowed the ironing board from our hotel room. Vintage sewing proved to be one of our top selling themes with lots of orders for our Sew Nice Creative Scraps and our Material Girl and Sew Special Clear Art Stamps.


Here is the lovely Vicki doing a make & take with the ladies from Tabby Scrap in Spain.


Amy and her daughter Robin from the Precious Treasures Store in Fremont, NB also worked part time in the booth and they were a big help. Here is Robin making up flyers to hand out to customers.


Here's DT member Michele Kovack teaching one of the make & takes. It was so nice to have Michele help us pack up the booth! They turn off the AC, so it's a hot, sweaty job but she stuck with us till the end. Look at this cute hanging ornament made with our Birds & Blossoms Scraps HERE on Michele's Blog.


Scott also found me this antique trunk to hold a bunch of sample product and it was perfect to stash other items under the top shelf.


One of the best parts of going to CHA is being able to spend time with old friends and meet so many nice new ones! Vicki & I had dinner and lots of laughs with Michelle White (far left), owner of the Paper Tales in San Diego and Debbie Schuh who often teaches at the store.


Okay, now I have a few cool samples to show you like these wood stamp blocks Melisa Waldorf altered using our new Art Studio Clear Art Stamp Set. You can see each one up close HERE on Melisa's blog. She used wood mounts she recycled from her wood stamps.                 I will post as soon as I get an arrival date on our other NEW Stamp sets.


Look at this quick Halloween card DT member Pam Hooten created using part of the inside from our new Halloween double sided Scraps. You can get the details like the googly eyes she used HERE on Pam's Blog.



I love the color combo DT member Melissa Phillips used on this cute card she created using a image from our Sew Nice Creative Scraps.


I never had a chance to show you this wonderful layout DT member Heidi Blankenship created for her grandfathers 80th birthday using our Sexy Little Numbers Clear Art Stamp set. You can get the details HERE on Heidi's blog


Last of all, look at this adorable card DT member Julie Campbell created using one of the images from our Summertime Booklet and a quote from our Seaside Clear Art stamp sets. Details and another card HERE on Julies Blog



It is so nice to be back home. Today was was a provincial holiday here (BC Day) so we spent time spent time at our trailer this weekend and our daughters and a few of their friends came over for a fun 'Bachorlette Show Pizza Party' tonight.

I will be back later later this week to let you know when the new stamps will arrive and more news.

Wising you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn


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12 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

I was so bummed that you guys couldn't stay for the vendor show!!! I really wanted to meet you all!

Cute samples, though! And LOVED the pics from your booth!!! That ironing board was perfect! LOL!

2amscrapper said...

what fun!

harrahx2 said...

I love all the pictures. You have a talented bunch and it looks like you managed to finds ome enjoyment in the midst of the hectic work I know you all must have done. Thanks so much for sharing all the time!

Michelle M White said...

I always have so much fun with you girls! I love all your new goodies and can't wait for them to arrive...now all you need to do is produce paper packs and I'll love you even more!!!

debbiek said...

I'd be over the moon if you could stay for the 'supershow' next year. It would be soooo much fun to meet your DT members (especially Ms. Vicki:) and I'd love to learn one of your make-it-take-it projects.

The photos of your booth are incredible. What GREAT product you have!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh how exciting! Sounds like CHA was a smash hit for Crafty Secrets!! All the new products are just wonderful!

Linda Beeson said...

The booth looks wonderful - how cool is that banner! It looks like you guys had a fun week!

Bev Gerard said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
The CHA booth looks truly fabulous, girls!!
So sorry not to have been there this summer ... but hoping for Anaheim for sure! I missed getting my eyes saturated with the DT's creative candy!

~Tex

Wendy said...

WOW I love your site/blog so happy to have found it. Love anything vintage & my new fav photography stamps.
Wendy Hollands

Wendy said...

WOW I am so happy to have found your site/blog I love anything vintage!! My new fav is your photog stamps how cute is that little mouse, "say Cheese" Thank you for making my day
Wendy Hollands

redhead31100 said...

LOVE the vintage cameras and little details included in the stamps!!! The snapshot quote is precious, too!!!

Christy

Young Causillas said...

LOVE the vintage cameras and little details included in the stamps!!! The snapshot quote is precious, too!!! Christy